Among its latest innovations, Inca Packaging showcased its recent collaboration with Collistar for Puro lipstick. The new packaging consists of a polypropylene base and cap, complemented by a refillable aluminium mechanism. The refill can be replaced indefinitely, generating a saving of more than 50% in plastic.

Aluminium in the spotlight

At PCD Milan, Inca Packaging also presented a new version of its eco-designed luxury travel-spray, initially unveiled at Paris Packaging Week earlier this year. Made up of 100% recyclable aluminium covering a glass bottle, this refillable packaging is designed to safely house the glass bottle and perfectly suit the need of people on-the-go. The wide range of customization possibilities (hot foil stamping, pad printing, screen printing, engraving) makes possible to create a unique item.

Given the popularity of this product, Inca packaging has extended the range with two additional items: a lipstick and a lid for cream containers made of aluminium. The lipstick is designed with a 100% recyclable aluminium cap and base and a plastic mechanism.

Inca Packaging also highlighted its know-how in the production and decoration of aluminium candle lids. For instance, the manufacturer created an exclusive decoration with four colour gradients on a dark background for the candle holder of the Accessories line of Parisian brand Diptyque. The intense colours are inspired by ancient ceramics.

Other high-end prestige brands, such a Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Etro or Mirko Buffini, also entrusted Inca’s know-how for their candles.

"We are fully equipped with polishing and brushing equipment suited for working on cylindrical or shaped parts. Our two anodising lines allow us great flexibility in terms of production and finishing. Screen printing, pad printing or hot stamping are part of our decoration techniques but we also master sublimation technology to provide an unlimited number of colours and shapes," said Stefano Parodi, CEO of Inca Packaging.

A supplier of niche brands

Thanks to its flexible manufacturing process, Inca Packaging positions itself as the ideal supplier for niche perfumery brands looking for high-quality packaging with advanced levels of customization, even for small series. The Italian manufacturer illustrated its know-how with recent works for French fragrance brand Parfum d’Empire (a shiny gold anodised aluminium cap with the logo engraved on the top), for Olfactive Studio (cap and shoulder anodised in custom matt copper colour), Caron (a series of customized aluminium caps lacquered in white, blue and black, or anodised in bright silver), and with Italian brand Nasomatto (the bottle of the Blamage line and its 3D wood effect obtained by glass sublimation).